Censorship incidents rise after Sept. 11





The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have had an effect on the lives of all Americans. But few might have anticipated that the aftermath of the incidents would have been felt so dramatically by those on high school and college campuses.

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\n In this issue of the Report, we relate some of the conflicts and controversies that have resulted from a growing discomfort with certain kinds of free expression in a post-9/11 world. As the examples reported in our cover section, pages 4 to 7, make clear, those holding a variety of political viewpoints have felt the burden of censorship.

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\n Student media have not been immune. At the college and high school level, newspapers have been confiscated, stolen and criticized.

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\n Historically, free expression and press freedom have come under attack in times of war. The Report offers a glimpse into the challenges that face student journalists today.


reports, Winter 2001-02